Hurricane Irene is headed for the U.S. and is expected to re-gain Category 3 strength before making landfall in North Carolina. The hurricane is so big that hurricane-force winds extend nearly 90 miles from the center in all directions, and tropical storm-force winds extend 290 miles from the eye of the storm.
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